Friday, July 25

Team Obama considering *flying* Honduran "young adults" to the U.S. to "stem the surge" at the border??

Team Obama and his loyal congressional Democrats are dismantling the U.S. so fast that it's getting hard to tell reality from parody.

Specifically, this story in the NY Times.  Innocuously titled "U.S. considering refugee status for Hondurans," here's how it starts:
Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House said, putting the violence in Honduras on the level of humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Vietnam, where such programs have been conducted in the past amid war and major crises.


Critics of the plan were quick to pounce, saying it appeared to redefine the legal definition of a refugee and would only increase the flow of migration to the United States. Administration officials said they believed the plan could be enacted through executive action, without congressional approval, as long as it did not increase the total number of refugees coming into the country.
The first "WTF?" line is that Team Obama is "considering" allowing "hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico."

Since the only country on our southern border is Mexico, how does Team Obama propose to get 'em here without going thru Mexico?  

People who have seen the "draft proposal" say Team Obama is proposing to fly them here on chartered jets.

Say WHAT??

And if this loony proposal is enacted, who in their right mind would think this would "stem the surge" of Hondurans--or recent immigrants to Honduras--coming to the U.S.?

Seems to me that most sane people would think that if you made it possible for people to get here just by applying to the nice bureaucrat and boarding a jet, instead of trekking across the Mexican desert, a LOT more people would apply.  But maybe that's just me.

Oh, and there's that "executive action, without congressional approval" thing again.  Can someone show me where the Constitution gives a president the authority to take these unilateral actions?  Of course I realize Obama writes his own laws but still...

There's more in the Times:
The proposal, prepared by several federal agencies, says the pilot program under consideration would cost up to $47 million over two years, assuming 5,000 applied and about 1,750 people were accepted. If successful, it would be adopted in Guatemala and El Salvador as well.

It is unclear how the administration determined those estimates, given that since Oct. 1 more than 16,500 unaccompanied children traveled to the United States from Honduras alone.
Be honest now:  Before two years ago, if you'd read this story on Fox or some blog, would even one of you have believed it?

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